Handmade One-of-a-Kind Soumak Wool Kilim (Afghanistan) - 5'2 x 8'

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Handmade One-of-a-Kind Soumak Wool Kilim (Afghanistan) - 5'2 x 8'

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This kilim is a unique piece of world art that will enhance your living space. Soumak kilims refer to a style of rug called flat weave that has no knots used in the weaving process and the surface looks flat. This kilim is 100-percent wool pile, with pure vegetable dyes. The knot count (KPSI) for this kilim is 160. Colors include red, blue, green, ivory, black and rust.

Story Behind the Art:
This particular Soumak Kilim is made in the Northwestern part of Afghanistan, in the province of Herat, by the Balouchi tribes in the village of Mushwani in the 1940s. The warp strands are used as the foundation and the weft strands are used as both part of the foundation and in creating the patterns. The weft strands are simply passed through the warp strands. Due to the handmade nature of our kilims, the size may vary from as advertised by 3-4 inches. Regular vacuuming and annual professional cleaning will keep your kilim looking new for years to come. Herat Oriental has been providing beautiful, authentic, handmade rugs to Worldstock for over 10 years. Worldstock has given us the opportunity to create jobs for over 2,000 local village weavers, which helps them to greatly support their families. The majority of the weavers are women, who live in the villages of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. As we grow with Worldstock, we are able to create more jobs for female weavers who otherwise would not have the opportunity to do so. The community also thrives from rug weaving as the local farmers benefit from wool sales, and the local artisans create natural and vegetable dyes for the weavers to use in their designs.

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The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.


Tip: We recommend the use of a non-skid pad to keep the rug in place on smooth surfaces.

All rug sizes are approximate. Due to the difference of monitor colors, some rug colors may vary slightly. We try to represent all rug colors accurately. Please refer to the text above for a description of the colors shown in the photo.

Please keep in mind that new wool rugs may initially shed and have a natural capacity to shed for several months after purchase. This is normal due to the nature of construction of most wool rugs and not a defect. Click here to view our Wool Rug Care Guide.
Country of Origin: Afghanistan


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